Re: the VIP thermostat
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If you knew that the thermostat was nine degrees off, why didn't you just set it for sixty-five and write to the company to see if there was a way to recalibrate the thing? That's throwing out the baby with the bath water. If there wasn't a way to recalibrate the thing, then just set it for sixty-five and forget it! Having a talking thermostat would seem to be more important than nine degrees of temperature. <sigh> Maybe I have too much common sense? I have a tactile thermostat here that was installed by RG&E ages ago. Mine runs a bit low, so I set the thing higher and it makes the house the way I like it.
I GOT A NEW VIP 3000 12 days ago for my electric heating and air. The AC worked fine. The heat wouldn't shut off until the room temp reach 4 to 9 degrees above what it was set at. For example, if I set the heat to 75, it would sometimes heat up to 84 before shutting down the heat.
I sent the piece of junk back. It’s a great idea if they get the bugs out before they start selling the device to customers. Especially since it cost $300 bucks.
I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it